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Definition of shifting cultivation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shifting cultivation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌʃɪftɪŋ ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɪftɪŋ ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
 
[uncountable] (specialist)
 
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a way of farming in some tropical countries in which farmers use an area of land until it cannot be used for growing plants any more, then move to a new area of land
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shifting cultivation